Future Student Resources

Future Student Resources

Program Overview

Philosophy is the systematic and critical inquiry into thinking and the nature of existence.

As a discipline, philosophy is applied to a great variety of topics, such as the nature of knowledge, the mind, and truth, determining what is moral, investigating what makes something beautiful, and inquiring about the existence of God or Ultimate Reality.

As a practice, philosophy teaches analytical and critical thinking, develops oral and written communication skills, and contributes to interdisciplinary understanding. Philosophy attempts to answer perennial questions about values, human existence, and the nature of reality.

Skills developed in this inquiry help philosophy students excel in careers in law, medicine, management, education, government, writing, computer science, psychology, sociology, and ministry among many others.

Program Options

The Philosophy Department at UCCS offers an undergraduate Philosophy degree program and several minor programs.

The Philosophy degree program explores fundamental questions of human existence, values, and reality and provides critical thinking, analytical, oral, and written communication skills. Minor programs include Philosophy, Religious Studies, Asian Studies, and Classics, and complement major fields of study.